I am Xavier Ochoa. Publicly, I am defined by:

My Work 

I am Full Professor at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) at Guayaquil, Ecuador.

I am director of the Information Technology Center (CTI) and Director of the Research Group on Teaching and Learning Technologies (TEA) at ESPOL.

I am Vice-president of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SOLAR)

I am Editor of the Journal of Learning Analytics

I am Associated Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies

I am Editor-in-Chief of the Revista Tecnológica, a multidisciplinary journal published by ESPOL.

My Research

My current research interests are:

  • Learning Analytics:  Measuring learning to help teachers and students take better decisions
  • Multimodal Learning Analytics:  Using diverse signals to understand the learning process
  • Informetrics: Mesuring the production and consumption of information in different areas
  • Learning Technologies:  Using technologies to improve the learning process
 A list of my publications can be found here.

My Academic Networks

I am member of the Executive Committee of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SOLAR).

Currently, I am coordinating the Latin American Community on Learning Technologies (LACLO) and organizing the LACLO Conference.

I was involved in the coordination of the Ariadne Foundation.  Also directing the Center for Development and Support of ARIADNE at Guayaquil.  

I represent LACLO at the Global Learning Objects Brokered Exchange (GLOBE) consortium.  

I was part of the AUGMENT Group of the Computer Science Department of the University of Leuven, under the supervision of late Prof. Erik Duval.

I am professional member of IEEE and ACM.

My Projects

I participate and coordinate several international projects.  Among those:

  • LALA (Learning Analytics for Latin America)
  • MUVA (Management of Uncertainty in Visual Analytics)
  • LATIn (Latin American Open Textbooks Initiative)
  • IGUAL (Innovation for Equallity in the Latin American University)
  • agInfra (E-Infrastructure to support the work of researchers in the agricultural field) 
  • VLIR-RIP (Personalized Learning through the Measuring of Cognitive and Metacognitive Skills)
I aslo participate in other projects at national level:
  • Academic Advising Decision Support System
  • Andamios (Improvement of the Learning Process in Engineering)

My Online Life

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